A limited edition of this year’s little sensation, produced for a noble cause.
You can’t get more italian than that: Bvlgari teamed up with the italian air force Aeronautica Militare to produce a very special nationally-themed run of recently debuted Aluminum three-handers, the Bvlgari Aluminum Tricolore. Besides their main military duties, the aces of Frecce Tricolors are responsible for various show flights all over the country. These includes the aerial acrobatics leaving a tricolor-trail in the sky to cheer up fellow countryman during this harsh pandemic times. But the symbolic part is only half of the story.
The idea behind the project is to processes all the money from the first 50 numbered pieces to three children’s hospitals: Giannina Gaslini in Genova, Bambino Ges in Rome and Santobono Pausilipon in Naples. As you’ve already guessed, every single watch will feature a memorable caseback engraving. What makes this Italian story universal, though, is that the remaining 1000 will be available worldwide in december.
The watch itself is a stylish sporty automatic beauty resting more on the entry-level side of the Bvlgari catalogue. Thanks to the unusual materials, the lightweight 40-mm aluminum case combined with a blue rubber bezel has lots of character. The same goes to the distinctive rubber-aluminum bracelet: you’ll surely recognize this timepiece from the other side of the room. The clean creamy dial with contrasting hour markers and a matching date window provides superb legibility. As expected, the word ‘tricolore' in the lower part of the dial uses all three national colors.
The automatic movement inside the Bvlgari Aluminum Tricolore has a standard 42-hour power reserve. The watch is water resistant up to 100 metres, and comes in a presentational box made of aluminum-rubber combination. The price wasn’t announced yet, but we’d expect it to be not very far from the $3000-mark of the original Bvlgari Aluminum.
Nov. 09, 2020